SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The Willamalane Park and Recreation District budget committee unanimously approved the $36 million budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1.
In addition, the committee approved the FY 2012-2013 tax rate of $2.0074 per $1,000 of assessed value and a levy of $1,938,377 for payment of General Obligation bond principal and interest.
The budget includes funding for bond measure projects such as land acquisition along the Thurston Hills ridgeline, boiler replacement at Splash! at Lively Park and new sports fields at Willamalane Center.
During the coming fiscal year, with the passage of the bond measure, the district will dedicate significant time and resources to acquire natural areas, complete site and trail planning and begin to upgrade surfacing around playgrounds throughout the district.